Arabic | Kurdish



France to create space command within air force - Macron

2019/07/13 | 22:20

(Iraq Now News)-

French President Emmanuel Macron said on Saturday he had

approved the creation of a space command within the French air force to improve

the country‘s defense capabilities.Addressing military personnel a day before the Bastille Day

parade, Macron said the new military doctrine setting up a space command would

strengthen protection of French satellites.

He said the investment involved had

yet to determined."To give substance to this doctrine and ensure the

development and reinforcement of our space capabilities, a space command will

be created next September in the air force," Macron said, adding that it

would later become the Space and Air Force.French Defense Minister Florence Parly said last year she

was committed to giving France strategic space autonomy in the face of growing

threats from other powers amid a race in space militarization.The French military spending program for 2019-2025 has

earmarked 3.6 billion euros ($4.06 billion) for investments and renewal of

French satellites.The North Atlantic Treaty Organisation aims to recognize

space as a domain of warfare this year, four senior diplomats told Reuters in

June.U.S.

President Donald Trump‘s administration announced a

plan last year to create a new "Space Force" as the sixth branch of

the military by 2020.($1 = 0.8874 euros)

Note: The post (France to create space command within air force - Macron) appeared first on (Baghdad Post) and do not necessarily reflect the position of IraqNow.news.
You can read the original text from the source (Baghdad Post).










Trending Now


⋙ Aikucun Supports Female Small Business Owners and Women’s Empowerment

⋙ Mr. Kurd: A Poem by Donald Trump

⋙ The Daily Brief 2019-10-17

⋙ Prominent Iraqi blogger returns home after being kidnapped following anti-government protests

⋙ Turkish air strikes kill 14 civilians in Syrian Kurdistan despite truce: monitor

Videos - Photos

⋙ Syrian Army attacks jihadist mountain fortress as they prepare for large-scale op: video

⋙ Russian Air Force attacks jihadist-held town in southern Idlib: video

⋙ Russia transfers Raptor patrol ship to Syrian Navy after attack on oil pipeline: photo


ISIS News

⋙ Syrian Army attacks jihadist mountain fortress as they prepare for large-scale op: video

⋙ Russian Air Force attacks jihadist-held town in southern Idlib: video

⋙ Breaking: Hariri gives Lebanese gov’t 72 hours to come up with a solution to the crisis

⋙ Australia refuses to accept ISIS wives and children

⋙ Lebanon economic crisis protests stretch into second day

⋙ Baghdad says will take back Iraqi ISIS militants only form Syria: FM

⋙ Iraqi intelligence arrest two ISIS spies